The Open University Access Module – People, Work & Society

If you would like to register for this course takes place, please contact Aodhan Mulholland.


Telephone number: 028 9024 8543

Course lengthFebruary 2023-September 2023

Registration deadline 12th January 2023


No confirmed day/time for the class as of yet as we are waiting on tutor availability.

The Open University (OU) students normally study from their own home but with the Community Partnerships Project you are offered the opportunity to attend study sessions with a group of OU learners in The Conway Education Centre. You will attend study sessions with an OU tutor for one session every fortnight for two hours. These sessions are delivered face-to-face and online. You will also be offered ongoing advice and support from The Open University’s dedicated Student Support Team in Belfast. This module will run from October 2022 – June 2023.

This Access module gives you the chance to dip into some of The Open University’s most popular subjects, such as psychology, childhood and youth, social science, health, business and law. These areas are introduced and explained at a comfortable pace, perfect if you want to discover something new or brush-up on your study skills. You’ll use theoretical discussions and real-world events to build up your knowledge and understanding of the wide-ranging topics that make up people, work and society. On successful completion of this module you will receive an Open University Access Module Certificate.

Choose to study this Access module if you:

· want to gradually build up to university-level study with the OU

· would like learning materials prepared with new learners in mind

· need time to decide your future study plans while developing your study skills.

The Access module is a specific entry route onto degree-level study at the OU. It develops the skills and knowledge needed to study at Higher Education level via distance learning and also develops academic skills that would be relevant for Higher Education. An information session will be booked for students at the Conway Education Centre before the start of the course.

The cost of the People, work and society module will be fully funded if you:

· Are resident in Northern Ireland

· Are registered on an OU qualification

· Have a household income of less than £25,000 (or be in receipt of qualifying benefits)

· Have not completed one year or more on any full-time undergraduate programme at NQF Level 4 or above, or have completed 30 credits or more of OU study

What you will study

This multidisciplinary module provides an excellent introduction to studying with The Open University. The module is divided into three blocks which includes people, work & society. Information for the module can be found at this link – People, work and society Access module – The Open University module information

What Level of English is Required?

The Open University suggest that students should have at least Essential Skills level 2 in English as there is the access module involves a lot of academic reading & writing. You can test your level of English at: English Language Skills | Open University

Community Partnership programme information PDF


  • Date : 07 Feb 2023 - 12 Sep 2023
  • Time : 18:00 - 20:00 (Europe/London)
  • Reg. Deadline : 12 Jan 2023
  • Venue : Conway Education Centre

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